The actual event is at a campground which makes for a family friendly event. Lynn and I were lucky enough to get there early and helped set the campground up for the activities.
|A few of the tents we setup for demos and talks|
We also met a lot of the locals and hung out in the "Helena" Corner with a few famous SOTA activators like Rob and Barb, AE7AP/AE7AQ and Bill N7MSI and later in the event we were joined by Guy, N7UN. There were a couple of other active SOTA guys that stopped in for the day to say hi. We also met a few chasers, of note we met KL7HM, Hugh in all the way from AZ.
|AE7AQ Barb, AE7AP Rob, N7MSI Bill, NS0TA/N7UN Guy, KC0YQF Lynn, Frank K0JQZ (note the book Lynn is holding)|
|Guy doing an equipment demo|
|Bill giving a demo on how to setup a SOTA station|
Of note: Lyndel N7LT, gave an outstanding history presentation of Ham Radio in Montana and a history of the Hamfest. There is also a 4 part video series on youtube which can be found here:
|Lyndel N7LT did a great presentation!|
|Barb and Rob in the Bear Grass|
|The field before the last brutal bushwach up Blacktail Hill HP|
|White-Tailed Ptarmigan Eggs|
|Relaxing in the tall grass near the best mountain stream in MT|
While we were their Lynn and I spent a day in Glacier NP while Barb and Rob did a SOTA activation. The park was fantastic. Here are a few pictures.
|I operated as W7W from a SOTA summit|